The Day – Shooting claims life of 17-year-old New London High School student

New London — Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old New London High School student Wednesday night in the area of Grand and Elm streets.

Police said that at approximately 6:22 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of shots fired with an injured person in the road. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old boy who was declared dead by paramedics.

Police said the incident does not

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The Day – Olde Mistick Village retailers learning to adapt during pandemic

Mystic — At R.A. Georgetti & Co., where they have been selling collectibles, fine gifts and jewelry since 1975, they had never made a sales pitch on a park bench outdoors.

But like so much else, the pandemic changed the way they do business.

When Connecticut’s governor forced retail venues to close their doors to indoor shoppers for two months last spring, Georgetti’s quickly beefed up its website for online

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National forests, other federal lands offer free parking for Presidents Day

Presidents Day means another opportunity for free parking at some outdoor recreation areas around the Pacific Northwest.

The holiday, on Monday, Feb. 15, is one of nine fee-free days honored by federal public lands agencies in 2021, meaning all parking and entry fees are waived on lands where it’s recognized.

This Presidents Day, fees will be waived on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and

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Celebrate Galentine’s Day Saturday, your sweetheart Sunday with specials, heart pizza

Searching for a sweet meal deal for your COVID Valentine or a heart-shaped pizza?

This year, many couples will celebrate Valentine’s Day differently than past years amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only 24% are planning on an evening out and 46% are avoiding in-person gatherings, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey.

But the big date night isn’t canceled. Two in five say they will have a special meal or

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Valentine’s Day guide: What to do in Sacramento


West Sacramento residents Keetha Mills and Phil Nanni enjoy some ice cream at the newly opened Devil May Care ice cream shop on Third Street.

Ed Andersen

We’re almost a year into quarantining, and now it’s time to celebrate Quarantine Valentine’s Day. It’s usually a night for eating out, but we’ve got some great ways to make this year’s day of love special for everyone.

Have a picnic

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Transit Equity Day 2021: A Community Hearing

Transit systems, riders, and workers have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of workers have died and thousands have been infected by the dangerous virus. Service has been slashed, leaving riders stranded. Among the people who are harmed most by those cuts are the essential workers who still rely on transit to reach their jobs, and the transit employees who daily risk their lives, and those of their

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Warm Their Hearts With These Valentine’s Day Gifts

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The weather is cold across much of the nation right now and the frosty pattern will make for a chilly Valentine’s Day this year in most parts of the nation. But we’ve got some ideas

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Warm Their Heart With These Valentine’s Day Gifts

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The weather is cold across much of the nation right now and the frosty pattern will make for a chilly Valentine’s Day this year in most parts of the nation. But we’ve got some ideas

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14 L.A. Valentine’s Day ideas to consider amid COVID-19

Times art directors Martina Ibáñez-Baldor and Micah Fluellen contributed to this story.

Time in a pandemic moves like college: slow and stressful in the moment, but gone in a flash. If you looked up (like us) and Valentine’s Day was closing in fast, no worries — we rounded up COVID-safe date ideas in and around Los Angeles for you. That means at home, outdoors or — for our long-distance lovers

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Fayetteville city offices closed New Year’s Day

Kenneth Mayner
 |  The Fayetteville Observer

City of Fayetteville government offices will be closed New Year’s Day.

Friday’s garbage and yard waste will be collected Wednesday. Friday’s recycling will be collected Jan. 2.

The Fayetteville Police Department’s lobby, located at 467 Hay St., will be closed. Police reports can be filed and requested at Nonemergency calls will be routed to a watch commander.

On New Year’s Eve, the Fayetteville

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York’s Belmont Theatre Debuts Comedy On Valentine’s Day

York's Belmont Theatre Debuts Comedy On Valentine's Day

Break out the wine and join the party by watching the debut of “Aged to Perfection,” a short comedy written by The Belmont Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rene Staub.

Simply go to February 14 – March 14 and click on the video to view. The play is free to view, but the theater encourages you to click the DONATE NOW button on their website to help them open their doors
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These Virtual Galentine’s Day Ideas Will Ensure Your Celebration Is Top-Notch

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Photo credit: NBC – Getty Images

From House Beautiful

Galentine’s Day—the unofficial February 13 celebration of female friends popularized by Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation—falls on a Saturday this year, so it’d be wrong to not spend the occasion connecting with your closest friends. As with everything over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s safest to do it digitally. From choosing a dress code to coordinating

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Yosemite is reopening, but you’ll need a reservation even for a day visit

Yosemite National Park, which was set to reopen Monday after extensive winter storm damage, will again require visitors, even those only passing through for the day, to make reservations in advance

The park will start taking day-trip reservations at 8 a.m. Monday at for visits between Feb. 8 and 28. Beginning Feb. 8, visitors won’t be allowed in the park without a reservation.

Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman called the

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18 Valentine’s Day inspired events for couples, families and singles in Greeley, Loveland and beyond

Valentine’s Day is coming up and love is in the air. No matter who your valentine is — your kids, your pet, a friend, a secret crush or yourself— spend the holiday week doing something fun at an in-person or online event.

The week of Feb. 12-18 is packed full of a variety of events for the entire family. Enjoy family night bouncing on trampolines, take your sweetie out for

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Buzz Bites: Food security resources and early Valentine’s Day options | Food & Cooking

The 11th annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser presented by Nelson 151 raised a new record total: $5,663.28. The money will help Nelson County Pantry bring food to more than 300 families and 700 individuals in Nelson County.

Nelson 151’s members include Afton Mountain Vineyards, Blue Toad Hard Cider, Blue Mountain Brewery, Bold Rock Hard Cider, Brewing Tree Beer Company, Bryant’s Small Batch Cider, Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery, Devils

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How To Host A Zoom Galentine’s Day Party For Your Best Friends

With February quickly approaching, you may be eager to prepare for the most fun and love-filled day of the year: Galentine’s Day. The made-up holiday was popularized back in 2010 by Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope. “February 13th, Galentine’s Day, is about celebrating lady friends,” said Leslie. And while the coronavirus pandemic may be still hanging around, that doesn’t mean you and your friends can’t still party to your

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15 Virtual Galentine’s Day Ideas 2021

Historically, Valentine’s Day has celebrated romantic love. There are love letters, flowers, chocolates, and wine — and most importantly, a fairytale date at the end of the night. But more recently, people have begun celebrating friendship on Valentine’s Day too. And now, there’s Galentine’s Day: the February 13 holiday that celebrates the love between friends. Leslie Knope, the Parks and Recreation TV show character who invented the holiday in 2010,

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day events go virtual this year due to the pandemic

Due to COVID -19, this year’s celebration looks a little different, as several community events were hosted online.

MINNEAPOLIS — A day to remember and a day to reflect.

Today’s holiday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy, is known as  “a day on, not a day off.” A day of service for all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s celebration looks

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Six ways to spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Metro Detroit

It might be a federal holiday, but for many people, MLK Day is a day of service. That means they’ll be

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How to Celebrate Galentine’s Day, the Absolute Best Day of the Year

Photo credit: Krista Stucchio
Photo credit: Krista Stucchio

From Seventeen

Once upon a time, February was the most dreaded month of the year. If you weren’t in a relationship, it felt like only a time for couples. And if you were dating someone, there was so much pressure to find the perfect gift and be Pinterest-level romantic. But then, along came Galentine’s Day — the holiday that saved the most disliked month of the

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